Memory-Lab – Motor Memory Rehabilitation Lab


The MEMORY-LAB is interested in understanding mechanisms underlying motor memory consolidation using electromyography (EMG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Specifically, the neural processes taking place after motor practice, which are indispensable for the acquisition of motor skills. The basic idea of our research is to look beyond rehabilitate interventions to study the formation of motor memories once the physical treatment has ended. The lab is also interested in developing new strategies (e.g. cardiovascular exercise) to optimize the consolidation of motor memories. The lab is also studying how, after being encoded, motor memories can be either enhanced or disrupted when different memory processes coincide after motor practice. We are particularly interested in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying memory interference and how this knowledge can be used to optimize physical therapy practice in older populations. Our goal is to improve motor function in people with mobility deficits such as patients with stroke or Parkinson’s disease.


Neuroplasticity, memory, cardiovascular exercises, neurorehabilitation, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, elderly, electrophysiology.


Axis and research theme

AXIS 1 – Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities
THEME 1 – Functional Mechanisms

Research team

Marc Roig Pull, Ph.D.

Contact information

Motor Memory Rehabilitation Lab (Memory Lab)
CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
CISSS de Laval
3205, Alton-Goldbloom Place
Laval QC H7V 1R2